IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford
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Discover the best of aviation at IWM Duxford. Stand in awe of everything from paper planes to Jet fighters at this historic airfield and museum. Duxford has been a witness to world-changing events over the past 100 years and today houses some of the IWM‘s largest objects from our world-class collections.
Climb aboard Concorde, the fastest commercial airliner ever built; experience for yourself the beauty and sound of the iconic Spitfire and stand in awe of our recently renovated American Air Museum. With eight hangars to explore you’ll find plenty to see and do.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

IWM Duxford is open daily except for 24, 25 and 26 December.

Open from 10am until 6pm in the summer and from 10am until 4pm in the winter (from late October until mid-March)

Admission charges

2017 Prices:
Adult £19
Child (5-15) £9.50
Child (under 5) free
Concessions (senior, student, disabled) £15.20

Separate charges apply at air shows and some events. Visit iwm.org.uk/duxford for more information.


  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association
Getting there

IWM Duxford is situated at Junction 10 of the M11, approximately 15 minutes from Cambridge and 40 minutes from the M25.

Additional info

Ample free parking, restaurant, cafes and a shop. The majority of IWM Duxford's buildings have level entry or ramped access for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on loan and can be booked in advance. Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

The Normandy Experience looks at the dramatic invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 1944, and the events that followed in Normandy and NW Europe until the end of the war.
'Monty' reveals one of the men behind the events shown in The Normandy Experience - Field Marshal Montgomery.
The British Aircraft Collection: A selection of military and civil aircraft for you to browse.
The Naval Collection: A fascinating range of exhibits from midget submarines to naval helicopters.
The Land Warfare Hall houses Duxford's collection of tanks, trucks and artillery.
The Battle of Britain Exhibition looks at the people and machines involved in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz of 1940-1941.
The American Air Museum houses the finest collection of historic American combat aircraft outside the United States.
'The Forgotten War' Exhibition highlights the political, military and the personal aspects of the Second World War in the Far East, the Pacific and in particular, Burma between 1941 and 1945.
The history of the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum from 1958 - 1960. Includes The Cambridgeshire Regiment Collection.
AirSpace houses the finest collection of aircraft including iconic Concorde, the Lancaster and much more!

Collection details

Weapons and War, Social History, Land Transport, Aviation

Key artists and exhibits

  • Concorde
  • Spitfire
  • Hurricane
  • Aircraft
  • Military Vehicles
  • Tanks
  • Wartime
  • RAF
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Spitfire and Hurricane Fly By


  • 22 — 23 September 2018 *on now

The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940.

Suitable for

  • Any age


From £29.50
Kids go free



Getting there

IWM Duxford is situated at Junction 10 of the M11, approximately 15 minutes from Cambridge and 40 minutes from the M25.

IWM Duxford
CB22 4QR



General information



01223 835 000


01223 837 267

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